Man dead, wife injured in Joliet house fire

December 25, 2011 6:47:13 PM PST
A man died, and his wife was injured in an early-morning house fire near Joliet.

Firefighters used ladders to rescue the woman from the roof. At first they were unable to get to the man because heavy smoke forced them out of the building, but eventually they got in.

The extent of the woman's injuries has not been released.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.